August 21, 2018

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Town passes Airbnb measure, ‘Innstock’ festival permit  

the Washington Town Council unanimously passed a new peer-to-peer ordinance governing Airbnb-type rentals in town, a measure the council has been working on for more than a year; and adopted resolutions officially permitting the Inn at Little Washington to hold its Sept. 2 “Innstock” fall festival, celebrating the Inn’s 40th anniversary. […]

Public Safety

Rapp floodplain maps updated

FEMA representatives will meet with county officials in September to discuss the revised flood hazard information, ordinance adoption, and other frequently asked questions and concerns. After that, citizens will have several months to review the updated maps and appeal any information they feel is inaccurate. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for Aug. 16

Locally crafted scarves will be on display at some of the market days hosted by the Inn at Little Washington on Saturdays throughout the fall; the Rappahannock Clergy Association hosted its 2018 Teacher Appreciation Lunch Rappahannock County teachers and staff. RCA members. […]


Woodville woman’s act of selfless kindness

Perhaps her most daunting accomplishment, however, is this summer’s decision to donate a kidney to Lake Lester. He is a man she barely knows. He is not a family member, nor neighbor, nor close friend. He is simply a man in her professional network suffering from final stage renal failure. […]


Meet Rapp Maintenance Asst. Shaad Hughes

Hughes, who was born in Connecticut and moved to Culpeper County at the age of 13, filled the county’s newly created post of maintenance assistant on April 1st, working under county maintenance manager Ricky Jenkins. “I learn something new under Ricky every day, he’s a great teacher,” says Hughes. […]


A new generation takes the reins

Kendra Settle Hahn grew up inside her family’s business, running the register, sweeping the floor, anything she could do to be of assistance. One of her earliest memories is sitting on the knee of Patsy, the women who ran the register, and ringing up customers. […]

Letters to the Editor

Gorgeous, safe — and busy — bike path

A Rappahannock expatriate, I’ve lived for the last 10 years in Augusta, Charlottesville, Albemarle, and Nelson itself (which I call my ‘surrogate Rappahannock’). Guess what else Nelson has? A gorgeous, safe and well-used bike path. […]

Letters to the Editor

Staying on top of REC

For years I have been irritated that their board meetings are closed to the public and that even their minutes are not available for review. Apparently the three men leading Repower REC have even more issues with the way REC is run. I hope you will stay on top of this story. It is an issue that all of us can be affected by. […]

Letters to the Editor

Foothills series identifies issues

I just want to say that I very much enjoy reading the Foothills Forum articles recently published, and I trust sooner or later there will also be some discussion of the potential impact on Rappahannock affairs that RAAC [Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community] efforts, including especially the annual Studio and Gallery tour, have had in promoting local tourism. […]

Rappahannock Weather

Areal Flood Warning

12:04 PM EDT on August 21, 2018
3:15 PM EDT on August 21, 2018
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Today is forecast to be Warmer than yesterday. Isolated thunderstorms.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday 30%
High 83° / Low 67°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. High 83F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 40%
High 83° / Low 58°
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 83F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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The Wild Ideas Nature Column

Wild Ideas: Slithery visitors  

The snake showed up in my yard, much to the consternation of my dog, Mollie. She cued me to the reptile’s presence with her fierce barking. Going outside, I found her a few feet from from the kitchen porch, yapping away at the snake, which was less than a yard away. […]

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Local Events This Week

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  • Auditions for RAAC Theatre Christmas Play

    August 24, 2018  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    RAAC Community Theater, 310 Gay St, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Auditions for RAAC Theatre Christmas Play

    August 25, 2018  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    RAAC Community Theater, 310 Gay St, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Bowen Reunion

    August 25, 2018  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    10 Firehouse Ln, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Dark Sky event

    August 25, 2018  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority
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